Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Design Notices


In this lab, you study unformatted text and decide whether notices can be used and which types, and then reformat that text accordingly. To be ready for this project, you need to have have studied Chapter 17 in Power Tools for Technical Communication and have done at least one other web-page formatting project:
  1. Using a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice, create a simple web page like the one shown in Chapter 17 entitled My First Web Page. Between the <TITLE> and </TITLE> tags and between the <H1> and </H1> tags, substitute Notices Design: Web Pages.
  2. Copy the following unformatted the text, and paste it into the web page you just started.
  3. Study the unformatted text carefully, create a properly formatted notices.
  4. Add the date on this document, and print it out for your instructor.


Installing Filepad

Filepad takes only a few minutes to install on most computers. When you are ready to install the Filepad application:

  1. Close all Windows programs.
  2. Insert the Filepad CD in the CD-ROM drive. The following dialog box appears:
  3. Select OK and follow the on-screen instructions. If the opening screen does not appear, you can manually install the application, as follows:
    Installation Dialog Box


How to Operate the M16A Rifle

The M16A rifle is the standard issue rifle used by the infantry division of the United States Army. The rifle is also commercially available for civilians that [who] have a special license for automatic weapons. This rifle is a very accurate and versatile weapon. The rifle fires ammunition in single bursts or multiple bursts for different types of situations. You will be able to safely operate a M16A rifle after learning the following steps: (1) performing a function check, (2) loading the M16A, and (3) unloading the rifle. Whenever you begin operating any type of firearm, make sure the weapon is pointed in a safe direction at all times.

  1. In the first box, enter your Doing Business As (D/B/A) name (for example, Bob's Gifts). Your D/B/A name is the name you use for your business as it appears on your storefront, business card, or brochure.

  2. In the second box, enter the legal name of your business (for example, Spectrum Enterprises, Inc.). The legal name is the name you used when you filed a business formation form with your state's Division of Revenue.

    If you are using a name for your business that is different from the one on your business formation forms, you must register the additional name as a D/B/A name. Not every business has a D/B/A name that is separate from its legal name. If you are using the name that appears on your business formation forms, enter that name in both boxes.


Maintaining the Crop

Although the potatoes are now in the ground, it is important to follow some simple procedures to guarantee the success of your potato yield. This is a crop with a fairly long growing period, so maintenance of the garden will ensure success. The steps for maintenance include: (1) weeding the plants, (2) fertilizing the plants, (3) controlling insects, and (4) watering when necessary.

  1. Weeding the plants should be done on a regular basis. Use a sharp-pointed hoe to chop out the foreign weeds. Removal of the chopped weeds will ensure that they do not start to grow again. The vines of the potato can grow freely along the ground. Be careful not to damage the growing plant.

  2. Fertilizing the plants of the potato can ensure growth above and below the ground. The type of soil will determine the correct fertilizer to be used. A local nursery can provide the information you need.


Harvesting the Potatoes

After several months of anticipation, your potatoes should be carefully observed to determine if they are ready to be harvested. Because your crop should provide potatoes for many meals to come, it is important to finalize your project with the following procedures for harvesting: (1) determining correct time of harvest, (2) removing potatoes from the ground, and (3) storing the potatoes for extended use.

  1. Determining the time of harvest will depend upon several factors. When the vines have completely died down, the potatoes below the ground will no longer grow. You may also check the size of your potatoes by digging up in various spots throughout your garden.

  2. Removing potatoes from the ground will be hard work but very rewarding. Very carefully dig up a large area of earth around each vine using a spading fork. Turn over the soil and carefully remove the potatoes from the soil. Allow the potatoes to dry completely.

  3. Storing the potatoes for extended use will allow you to enjoy them for many months to come. The best environment for storing potatoes is a cool, dark place with plenty of air. Slat crates are much better than solid boxes or bins. Potatoes that have been dug up should not be exposed to the sun any longer than is necessary to remove dirt. The sun will make the potatoes acquire an unpleasant flavor.

Although the process of raising potatoes is a time-consuming, lengthy procedure, the results can be very satisfying. Not only can you enjoy the benefits for many months, you may also be able to share your harvest with friends and neighbors.


Loading the Rifle

After you have completed the function check on the rifle, you are ready to load the weapon. You can do this by following these easy steps:

  1. Cock the rifle by pulling the charging handle to the rear and returning it to the forward position.
  2. After you have the rifle cocked and the bolt open, place the lever on "SAFE." In figure[no need for the hyphen]-2 this step is displayed in the first block. Look into the chamber of the rifle to ensure that the chamber is clear (see Figure 2).
  3. Insert the magazine as figure two[use the numeral] is showing, and push upward until the catch engages and holds the magazine in place. (The magazine may be loaded with the bolt assembly open or closed.)


Loading the Rifle

After you have completed the function check on the rifle, you are ready to load the weapon. You can do this by following these easy steps. Always point the muzzle of the rifle in a safe direction.

  1. Cock the rifle by pulling the charging handle to the rear and returning it to the forward position. After you have the rifle cocked and the bolt open, place the lever on "SAFE."


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